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“When Dodge College started the Women in Focus event nearly 20 years ago, the goal was to support a minority in the film industry so our students, the future generation of filmmakers, could aspire to make an impact in their careers,” said Marissa Ellena, a development coordinator for Dodge College.
Award-winning actress Marian Kunonga and filmmaker-cum-pastor Angeline Dimingo have founded the Christian Film Bootcamp, to bring together aspiring filmmakers from various churches for quarterly five-day workshops on film production. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO. The first quarter is slated for April 13 ...

Mark Ciardi seems to have completed his journey from pitching prodigy of Piscataway Little League to Hollywood hotshot with a passion for making inspiring sports-themed films. Yet in some ways, the producer has finally arrived. He has two major movies opening in theaters this coming weekend.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman continues his tour of the United States with a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday. The crown prince arrived in Los Angeles from Seattle and Al Arabiya News Channel reported that he would meet with Hollywood filmmakers and prominent Arab and American ...
The film "All Nite Skate" will shoot in the area this summer. Clockwise from left, Gretchen Griggs, the film's producer; PJ Gaynord, cinematographer; Jackie Riggins, owner of the Puxico Skating Rink, which will stand in for the Jackson Skate Rink in the film; and Nick Murphy, the writer and director of "All Nite ...
The film makers behind a gritty drama about a boxer trying to escape gang life have said they were threatened by real Liverpool criminals during the shoot. Short film Blood ... The filmmakers also told the ECHO how they were pulled over by a real police surveillance team during one scene. Ben said: “We ...

Longtime professor Saul Levine, whom scholar P. Adams Sitney called “one of the most underrated filmmakers in the American avant-garde cinema,” claims he was pushed out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design after administrators accused him of “harming students” by showing his film Notes ...
Since the start of Syria's civil war in 2010, many of the country's leading filmmakers have turned their cameras to a simple goal: documenting the yearslong conflict. Their efforts have earned them critical praise and awards. This year, Derki won Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize for ...
“I realized I'm a completely different filmmaker than I was,” she said. “I felt so at ease, and so confident. I didn't have the same angst. I don't want to diss my other films, but the process of making them was much more anxiety producing because I hadn't put in the hours. I've been on set constantly and I've ...
Sisters Emma and Annie Stafki, and their friends, Diana Smolko and Kadence Stoddard, love making movies in the Stafki's yard on the Key Peninsula. Most of the time their homemade movies, filmed on their parent's phone and then edited on the family computer, is about the story of Princess Anabela and ...
On Oscar Day, thrilled to share that a talented young woman by the name of @CiaraBoniface was selected as the winner of our @WrinkleInTime Visionary Filmmaker Contest from @Disney and @Nissan! She gets $100k for her film and a 2018 Nissan Leaf! Go, Ciara! And stay shooting, sis! pic.twitter.com/XXA10P1vXB.
He will also take a critical look at the current film industry, sharing his personal experiences and advising filmmakers how to overcome hurdles within the field. “There are no absolute truths in filmmaking and no one way to be a filmmaker,” Lee said in a statement. “I've learned in 30 years things that I can ...
... of the Academy. After picking up her Oscar, Bigelow said, “I'd love to just think of myself as a film-maker, and I wait for the day when the modifier can be a moot point.” .... The keys-to-the-kingdom trust levels given to these fledgeling male film-makers have never been offered to women. This endemic faith ...
Bill Murray first started working with Wes Anderson on the filmmaker's second directorial effort, 1998's Rushmore, and they have been inseparable ever since. Their long-time collaboration includes eight features -- including the upcoming Isle of Dogs -- and in that span Murray has had the opportunity to ...
PABLO — The Maps Media Institute will host a free after school filmmaking class for Lake County Students in 8th through 12th grades. Classes will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Three Woodcocks Building at Salish Kootenai College beginning March 28 to May 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..
Finding freedom within limits is a constant quest for Pappas, the Greek-American runner, writer, poet, and filmmaker who set a national record for Greece at the Rio Olympics in 2016, two months after her film Tracktown premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The 27-year-old recently returned from the ...
Actor and filmmaker Anthony Bradford will screen his new film at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. Bradford is a New Jersey native. His film “Greenlit” is a dramedy about a producer trying to make it in Hollywood. It also serves as a television pilot. "I'm primarily an actor but I realized early on I ...

"Women Behind the Lens: A Women's HerStory Film Forum," will be held at the Screening Room on March 25 at 7 p.m. Three Boston and New York City women filmmakers representing feature film and documentary writing, production and cinematography will discuss and contrast their approach to making ...
This combination photo shows Mexican filmmakers, from left, Michel Franco at the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2015, Alonso Ruizpalacios at a news conference for the film "Museo" during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin ...
Many independent filmmakers never get the chance to move to a larger distributor, but the Erwins hesitated despite being cash strapped: How would a mainstream company treat their audience? Roadside and Lionsgate, though not widely known for faith-based films, intrigued the filmmakers with their pitch ...
With on-the-ground and drone footage and interviews from inside conflict-torn Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, filmmakers J. Stephen Morrison and Justin Kenny, a Rhode Island native and former “PBS NewsHour” foreign editor and Reuters TV producer, have told a disturbing but timely story of what has ...
LOS ANGELES—Prominent filmmakers and producers joined some of the top legal minds in America on March 16 to form Lights. Camera. Reaction—a groundbreaking UCLA summit on confronting human rights issues through entertainment. The daylong event at the Hammer Museum concluded with the ...
As loyal cinephiles, we love the work of Wes Anderson. While you'd be hard-pressed to say that Wes Anderson has grown as a filmmaker throughout his career, you can't deny that he has a style all his own that has connected with a particular audience. You can call them hipsters, or you can call them craft ...
The University of Central Lancashire has triumphed once again at the North West Royal Television Society's annual Student Television Awards , picking up the prize for Best Short Film Drama. Four former film production students who graduated in 2017 – Gaius Brown, Heather Davenport, Jodie Horn and ...
Independent filmmaker Andrew Gajadhar is ebullient when talking about his directorial debut, particularly when it comes to the opportunity to showcase it on the silver screen. ... But the theater also is emerging as a go-to landing spot for Columbia independent filmmakers looking to showcase their work.
CoMix Wave is working with Shanghai's Haoliners on a three-film project by Chinese and Japanese directors. CoMix Wave Films, the Tokyo anime production house behind 2016's mega-hit Your Name, is producing a three-film anime anthology titled Flavors of Youth (Shiki Oriori) with Chinese animation ...
Panelists who participated in the summit included filmmakers Edward Zwick (“Glory” and “Blood Diamond”), Amy Ziering (“The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground”), Dr. Eric Esrailian of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (“The Promise”), Mike Medavoy (“The Promise”), Catherine Hardwicke ...
HANFORD – Sometimes it's fun to face your fears, and that's exactly what film maker Michael Affrunti is asking locals to do this weekend. Between 20-30 locals of all ages are needed to shoot a scene in Affrunti's short horror film, “An Evening at the Theater.” The scene calls for a movie theater full of corpses ...
A refrain among some politicians is that “America is a Christian nation.” And according to a 2015 Pew research study of 35,000 Americans, there is some truth to this. In 2014, about 70.6 percent of those surveyed claimed Christian beliefs. However, this was a decline from 78.4 percent in 2007. The Pew ...
Around 35,000 came to see the many documentaries and films, while also attending the various debates at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. Best Fictional Film awarded to “Oblivion Verses” by Iranian Film Director Alireza Khatami. “Oblivion Verses” is a philosophical ...
THE Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) is partnering with the British Council to strengthen the business and entrepreneurial skills of the local film-maker. In keeping with the ttff's film-industry development programme 15 experienced film-makers will come together for for a three-day workshop on project ...
AWARD-winning scriptwriter Amanda Ranganawa has blown the whistle on Mirazvo Productions directors Michael and Shem Zemura, whom she accused of sexually exploiting females during productions. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO. In leaked WhatsApp audio recordings, the Mutare-based Ranganawa ...
It's not something that I'm proud of, and I realize that opening up to other creators is beneficial in many ways, but nonetheless it's something I still struggle with. This column is inspired by someone who changed my outlook on the creative process, and allowed people a glimpse at his hilarious and amazing, ...
The shorts filmmaker and cinematographer graduated with a digital cinema degree from DePaul University in Chicago two years ago. He believes in “bucking the trend”, which has seen independent filmmakers migrate to hone their craft, and occasionally return to reconnect with family and friends.
Looking back, he believes it is those childhood memories that set him on the path to becoming a filmmaker, which began when along with some classmates, ... To boost his income, he also teaches documentary filmmakers once or twice a week at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, a private university in ...
It's not something that I'm proud of, and I realize that opening up to other creators is beneficial in many ways, but nonetheless it's something I still struggle with. This column is inspired by someone who changed my outlook on the creative process, and allowed people a glimpse at his hilarious and amazing, ...
To me the system is broken when the filmmaker spends all the time and money and carries the risk to make the film.” While Clare declines to reveal revenues, he names Canadian director Jonathan Taggart and producer Phillip Vannini's Life Off Grid, which profiled Canadians in every province and territory ...
The 36-year-old director of the Hong Kong Film Fest opener 'Omotenashi' discusses why he chose to abandon a career in computer science to pursue directing: "Film is a combination of all my interests." Born in Taiwan but raised in Texas, Jay Chern was not a film buff. But he was many other things – a ...
Returning to the UK, Farrell assembled a small crew of filmmaker friends and a producer, Kurt Engfehr, who had worked on Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911; he took his mother's beaten-up old minivan and drove it all the way to Turkey. “The first thing I shot were the smugglers operating under ...
'From the Wild' is a documentary series exploring wild food. It was created by Edmonton's Kevin Kossowan and dives into where our food comes from and how we get it. X. - A A +. Listen. The James Beard Awards are known as the Oscars of the food world – and an Edmonton man is nominated for one.
Award winning actress Karen Allen will be giving an 'Acting for Camera Workshop' on Sunday [March 18] from 12.00pm to 2.00pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at the City Hall Arts Center as part of the upcoming Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF]. This will be followed by a screening of Ms. Allen's ...
Mike Jones, filmmaker and co-founding member of the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers' Co-op (NIFCO) died Wednesday. He was 73 years old. Jones is perhaps best known for his Genie Award-nominated film, “The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood,” which he co-produced and directed with his ...
High Point, N.C.– Triad filmmaker, Jeffrey Mittelstadt, will host the North Carolina premiere of his award-winning documentary film, Staring Down Fate, on March 29 at the High Point Theatre. The film follows red wolf biologist Chris Lucash from working here in North Carolina with the only wild red wolf ...
British film maker killed by ISIS militants after joining the Kurds as a press officer. A BRITISH film maker was killed after Islamic State militants dressed in ally uniforms tricked their way into a compound near Raqqa in Syria, an inquest was told. PUBLISHED: 13:15, Fri, Mar 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 13:47, Fri, Mar 16, 2018 ...
The blind woman collapses on the hotel bed screaming, eyes bulge white in terror – “Please, let him not go! Fetch him back!” Cut to: Blanchardstown. 1970s patterned carpet, living room door shut tight against draughts, the yellow couch I wish we still had. Pull back to reveal the six-channel Ferguson TV ...
21, 2018. It was the premiere of "The Homeless Chorus Speaks," the latest of local filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz's "documentaries that make a difference," and the audience was almost as interesting as the film. They were a voluble mix of Schutz fans, homeless advocates, patrons of the arts and politicians, ...
But the film-makers also took the unusual step of making a real language—Xhosa, which was Nelson Mandela's mother tongue—stand in for the fictional “Wakandan”. Ignoring the potential charge of cultural appropriation—borrowing a real-world culture for an American popcorn film—the use of Xhosa did ...
Filmmaker, Producer and Writer, Alison Saunders, believes that there has been a dramatic improvement in the film industry in Barbados. While speaking to The Barbados Advocate recently she explained, “We came from nothing to having Barbadian films now showing in cinemas here and around the world ...
I felt much more at home in India: Filmmaker Ahmed Roy ... Roy is a budding filmmaker and screen writer from Birmingham in the UK. He has written ... In the UK, there are programmes and campaigns that help new filmmakers with opportunities to shine, but they are very few in comparison to the demand.
In Netflix's forthcoming drama First Match, rising star Elvire Emanuelle plays Monique, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood who builds a tough skin through all her years of foster care. After reaching out with her estranged father (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) she decides that wrestling is the ...


 

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